Sime Darby Auto Performance, the sole distributor for Porsche here in Malaysia, is closing the year 2021 with the launch of another new model – the all-new 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3. The launch is a few days ahead of the Porsche World Roadshow Malaysia 2021 that is being held at Sepang International Circuit.
The icon of arguably the best track day machine has its price in Malaysia starting from RM1,766,244 (with SST exemption) and SDAP has opened the pre-ordering process.
Headlining the seventh-generation Porsche 911 GT3 is naturally the 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine that actively serves in motorsports. Renowned for its acoustics, response and high-revving nature, the compact engine features individual throttle bodies for each of its six cylinders and is utilised practically unchanged in the new 911 GT3 Cup racing cars.
- Engine: 4.0-litre flat-six boxer engine, naturally aspirated
- Transmission: 7-speed PDK or 6-speed GT sports manual
- Drivetrain: Rear engine, rear-wheel drive
- Horsepower: 510 hp @ 8,400 rpm
- Torque: 470 Nm @ 6,100 rpm
- Maximum engine rpm: 9,000 rpm
- 0-100 km/h: PDK- 3.4 seconds; 6MT- 3.9 seconds
- Top speed: PDK- 320 km/h
Porsche has made the 7-speed PDK (dual-clutch transmission) a standard item, but customers can choose to select a 6-speed manual GT sports transmission at no additional cost.
The chassis of the 911 GT3 is bespoke to the model, with the front axle featuring a double-wishbone arrangement that is taken from the Le-Mans-winning 911 RSR race car. On the exterior, a huge swan-neck rear wing mounting and deep underbody diffuser work in tandem to generate up to 150% more downforce than before in its more aggressive setting.
While some consumers love the motorsports image projected by the 911 GT3 and its highly efficient aerokit, other customers just want to discreetly blend with the crowd.
As such, clients can choose a simpler GT3 Touring package. SDAP, CEO, Christopher Hunter said,” While the 911 GT3 makes for an ideal Sepang companion for the active community of track-going Porsche owners here in Malaysia, those who prefer to experience the dynamic qualities of the GT3 in a more understated fashion across longer journeys can go for the Touring Package which transforms the GT3 into a more road-oriented grand tourer,”
Replacing the large rear wing is an electronically deployed spoiler that adds back some of the lost downforce points of the fixed unit. A new engine cover with mesh grille has the ‘GT3 Touring’ emblem and third brake light completes the look at the rear.
Key features on the new Porsche 911 GT3 include:
- Bonnet and rear wing made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)
- Windows from lightweight glass
- Sports exhaust system
- Forged lightweight centre-locking rims
- Mixed tyre sizes: 20-inch front (255/35), 21-inch rear (315/30)
The optional features such as colour combinations, carbon fibre roof panel, LED headlights with Dynamic Light System, Porsche Ceramic Brakes (PCCB), front axle lift system and darkened LED matrix headlight with matching the smoked taillamps. Up to 105 classic shades from Porsche’s past catalogue can be accessed via the special ‘Paint to Sample’ programme.
The interior of the is designed in line with the current 992-generation, with standard features include:
- Dual 7-inch high-resolution driver’s information display with GT3-specific content
- Virtual shift assistant coloured bars for gear changes
- Central 10,000-rpm rev counter
- 10.9-inch central PCM touchscreen infotainment display
The options list include seat variations, advanced driver assistance systems, audio systems and the Sport Chrono Package. The Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur personalisation programme also allows clients to further add their own touches to the 911 GT3, such as coloured rev counter, seat belts, dashboard trim materials, wrapping and more.
The all-new Porsche 911 GT3 here in Malaysia is priced from RM1,766,244 on the road, without insurance, before options, and inclusive of the SST exemptions which will be valid until the 30th of June 2022.